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MEDICAL MARIJUANA
11:36 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

New Medical Marijuana Program Poses Potential Legal Dilemma for Employers, Employees

Some Central New York employers and employees might face a legal dilemma when the state’s medical marijuana program takes effect. 

 Partner at Tully Rinckey law firm in Syracuse Graig Zappia  says the  federal Controlled Substances Act still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug with “no accepted medical use.” 

  Zappia says both sides have to be wary of anything that might infringe on the rights of others.  He says medical marijuana also introduces liabilities for doctors participating in the program.  Zappia says health care providers will have to be very certain to just whom they’re prescribing the medication so they don’t run afoul of the law.  

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Local News
11:00 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

CNY Drunk Driving Arrests Down for 4th Consecutive Year

D-W-I arrests in Central New York appear to be on the decline thanks in part to stricter enforcement and a change in social attitudes.  In Onondaga and Madison Counties in particular, there was a decrease in D-W-I arrests of just more than 15 percent during 2013.   

Partner at the Tully Rinckey law firm Don Kelly says they’ve seen a noticeable reduction in the number of DWI cases coming into their office.   

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Coerced Confessions
4:36 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

NY High Court Rules Police Can Go Too Far in Interrogations, Reverses Convictions

New York's Highest Courty, the Court of Appeals
Credit wikipedia.org

Two cases decided Thursday by New York’s highest court give defendants more ability to say they were bullied by police during interrogations.  One local attorney puts into perspective how it might change police interview practices. 

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